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    Hey raiders Started fishing on the Saturday morning at 6am within minutes have squid flying in the boat so looks like they have bounced back from all the holiday traffic had 9 within a hour and half Then decided to head over to chase some kings had a quick slow drift past but the swell and wind was to big so called it so headed back for more bait for Sunday 20 squid total on Saturday Sunday same start time geared up with the squid from Saturday thought I’d flicked a squid jig while mate parked the car scored 2 lives then headed straight out to point first two baits down and within minutes two massive hits nethier hooked up 8 rats followed that 2 at 64cm being the biggest all returned decidded to call it a day until we saw something huge chasing a flying fish then we saw the bill of a marlin or swordfish.. have never thrown out lure faster in my life trolled for 20 mins then actually called it a day cheers Tdogz tight lines
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    I fish plastics from shore and I prefer bright colours as it's easier to tell when you're jigs on the bottom and detecting small bites. And it's my understanding that multicolour is for offshore depth check and also it only seems to be available in 20lb and up which limits it's shore uses. Rich
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    Make sure you use a small hook preferably a long shank in about 8 or 10 size. use a paternoster rig to double your baits Richard
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    Would of been great to see ?Maybe try a pick up some slimys and target marlin if there around ?
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    Most wharfs around the harbour have Leather Jackets its just getting out and having ago.
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    Bombo rocks near the quarry big Bonnies if they are there. Pillies under a float will do the job look for old rod holders. You will need long rods and heavy gear to haul them out. park at cliff drive and walk out to headland.Watch the swell! cheers
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    Hi Gigs, I'll have a go at giving you some answers and perhaps some of the more local anglers can chip in. Your post reminds me of my very first trips to the Hawkesbury as a 9yo with my dad hiring single cylinder diesel driven wooden "put put" boats from Brooklyn. Since you're only planning to fish the 4hrs between 8-Noon... realistically you have missed the typical dawn fishing peak and now your biggest obstacle will be distance and the speed of "skinny" to try and find some viable spots. I suggest the that you study some maps - even google maps to get a sense of the general layout of the river near your boat pickup, and the distances of surrounding structures and features from the H/Afloat pickup. Perhaps also call H/Afloat and ask them about "skinny's" realistic cruising speed so that you get a sense of how long it will take to get to one of those features and hence how much time you have to allow for travel there and back. They will be familiar with the river landmarks and be able to tell you how long it would take skinny to get there. Here is a quick google maps view of where H/Afloat is located. To get into the river, you have to get around the top of Long Island and head toward the road bridge. You can see from my snap above that its about 1km to the road bridge ( and at least another 0.5km to the northern pylons which have a hole and hold good fish - but in my experience this is a night spot - I have not heard of good catches during the day). ...and if fishing here you should be anchored so the tide will carry your baits towards the bridge. Generally I wouldn't recommend you try and fish around what looks like a little island under the letters "EY" of Mooney ... this area is a very shallow mud flat - but it really depends on what the tides are doing, what the lighting is like and what your level of experience is with throwing softplastics around mudflats for flathead. Also you don't want to run "skinny" aground. Turning left under the road bridge and heading further up river another 2-3km across from Milsons island there is an area called the "Vines" - this is a known spot for bream / flathead etc. Its sheltered in a Northerly wind and can be pleasant. Turning right, away from the road bridge, you start to head down stream and 2-3km down you will see another bridge and set of pylons - this is the rail bridge. Again there are holes on both sides of the northern pylons. Another 2km and you will be around Dangar Island - the locals have reported good fishing along the channel that runs between Dangar and the SE headland ("Wobbly") where there are 16m deep holes - I am not sure how they fish late morning though as boat traffic will be high(er)! If you keep going another 4km down stream you get to Juno Pt or across from it Gunyah Pt and these spots are also known good fishing spots especially on a run out tides. Now you are 9-10km away from your launch point, and if skinny can cruise at 10km/h its going to take you 1hr to get here, at least 1hr to get back (depending on wind and tides) so that leaves you a 2hr fishing window. My second suggestions is that you study the tide charts for the day you plan to fish to help you decide if you will fish the upper or lower stretches.... given the 4hr window you have, the ideal would be that you are fishing both ends of a tide changeover, and that you are travelling with the tide on the way to the spot and on the way back. Perhaps book your trip based on the day the tides work in your favour in that 8-12 period. Best of Luck! Cheers Zoran PS - in the old days, the folks hiring boats were prepared to get one ready for 6am pickup if asked.... I think your fishing prospects would be a lot better if you were fishing the 6-10am period.
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    hey brother, as a rule of thumb the multi is used for offshore applications; such as jigging to find fish at certain accurate depths (the colour changes every 10m or more depending on brand some at 25ft and some lines even have a really accurate black mark every 5m). If fishing multiple baits/lures from the boat its easier to see to stop line crosses and keep good spacing between lines, but theres no reason you cant use it from the stones/beach, in the same way you can work out how far your casting to find the fish. The fluoro yellow is great for visibility especially if fishing stickbaits or poppers as you can see your line lay on the surface and see current drift to avoid those nasty wind tangles thats how i would choose and if you go with the multi, if you ever head offshore you will have an edge over the other fellas using straight fluoro.. Cjay
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    if the fish are biting I'm there..... I'd fish under an erupting volcano I like to cast around drains flowing out into the river especially floating the light weight cranka crab
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    Kiama blow hole rocks good for palagics.minnamurra river also good.windang bait shops are the best.try both sides of the road.good luck!?
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    I’m going out on Monday for a solo marlin fish at this stage! I might drive up through the pens and say hi! Haha
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    Dog biscuit on a Pop Up Snowman Rig
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